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Lands End Trail

MODERATE 543 reviews

Lands End Trail is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Lands End Trail explores the historic Sutro Baths and offers brilliant view of the Pacific. A must see for any visitor to San Francisco. Lands End is the wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco, a corner strewn with shipwrecks and a history of landslides. At the tip of Lands End is Point Lobos, named by the Spanish for its many lobos marinos (sea wolves); the barks of those sea lions, as they are called today, drifted up from the rocks below. The sea lions have since relocated to the calmer waters of San Francisco Bay. Trails at Lands End offer a cliff-top walk through dark cypress and open grass and 30-mile views up and down the California coast. The craggy headlands that border the Golden Gate have always challenged developers. The rocky exposed bluffs, often windswept and cloaked in fog, have hampered attempts to tame this corner of San Francisco. Despite the terrain, this section of the Coastal Trail was once a railroad bed, and the adjacent street, El Camino del Mark, once extended through Lands End. The two roads led to the Cliff House, Sutro Baths and Ocean Beach. Landslides eventually closed both routes.

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Heavily trafficked. Won't be back for this one. I prefer more solitude to enjoy nature.

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6 days ago

Easy walk, great view. We walk down to Baker Beach then to the GG Bridge.

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7 days ago

A moderated walk for me. Easy done for someone in shape. Great views such us Lobo Points.

7 days ago

Lovely view, great for families. I loved the labyrinth

9 days ago

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9 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking at sunset! Great for night hiking..be sure to walk all the way down Baker Beach to the GG Bridge.

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10 days ago

Awesome! Kids friendly!

10 days ago

Awesome! Kids friendly!

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